Anne Geddes’ unique take on infancy and parenthood has made her the most notable baby photographer in the world. Her book, Small World, captures the beauty, purity, and vulnerability of early childhood with her belief that every child must be “protected, nurtured and loved.”
Bullying has always been around, but it has become a global epidemic that must be stopped. Many bullied kids have suffered serious emotional and psychological harm and are more at risk for poor school adjustment, sleep difficulties, anxiety, depression, substance use, and violent behavior later in adolescence and adulthood.
22 million are in need of direct food assistance in East Africa
Drought, conflict and poor governance has left 3.5 million children suffering from severe malnutrition in East Africa, along with 22 million people who are severely food insecure. Children and families in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen are all being affected.
Almost half of all the children in Mosul and their families have reportedly been cut off from access to clean water after a major water pipeline was destroyed amid the ongoing conflict.
The break in the pipeline – one of three major water conduits serving civilians in eastern Mosul – is
As The Gambia faces an uncertain political transition, the situation raises concerns for the nearly 26,000 people – half of them children – who have left the country to neighboring Senegal. The threat of unrest has also left thousands of children in The Gambia without access to education following the closure of schools in parts of the country.
With winter just days away, millions of children affected by the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq are facing a winter without warm clothing and heating, UNICEF warns. The UN agency for children emphasizes that many children already live on the brink, internally displaced within their own country or living as refugees in neighboring countries. Forced to flee their homes with little or no possessions, these families are increasingly vulnerable to the freezing temperatures and storms common to the region where UNICEF is responding.
In Peru, one in seven people (many of whom are children) do not have access to safe, drinkable water and are susceptible to water-borne illness. To draw attention to the lack of access to safe drinking water, the Clorox brand team and AOL partnered to create a 360 video to allow others to immerse themselves in a community in Peru that has benefitted from a program Clorox developed to address this problem and drive donations to it.
Breakthrough prices have been achieved with six vaccine suppliers who offered to price pentavalent vaccine at an 84 cents a dose average – half the price that the UN children’s agency currently pays.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira has urged global leaders to invest heavily in early childhood development in the wake of new science that is creating a revolutionary shift in our understanding of the lasting effects of deprivation and stress on the developing brains of young children.